I've been thinking a lot about Spirituality lately. I have been moved in so many different directions over the last few years with my car accident. In some ways, I feel like I am trying to regain my footing because I fell over the proverbial cliff into a land of pain, suffering, poverty and the like; while other ways, I feel like I have expanded far beyond where I used to be. I guess really it all depends on how I am feeling in that moment and perhaps what is going on around me. So recently, as you may or may not know, I have been really been pulled/pushed into the direction of the political world. My higher self has nudged me through messages, dreams and the like to get active in the political realm and I am. I notice I am feeling the excitement that I felt when I went to school for Political Science. Well, with that excitement I started to think about spirituality and what it means in terms of politics, then I came across this quote by Brother David Steindl-Rast,
"Sometimes people get the mistaken notion that spirituality is a
separate department of life, the penthouse of existence. But rightly
understood, it is a vital awareness that pervades all realms of our
The journey of spirituality means that you are awake-- aware of your entire
being! It means you are responsible for your choices and actions and understand
the consequences as well as the beautiful benefits of those choices and actions.
Spirituality means that you can move to the beat of your own drum while being a
spark of light on this planet, and making choices to live life from a place of love while moving out of the fear. What you learn is that the process
of living from a place of love and moving out of fear is a continual process that you face/confront everyday in your daily existence. It isn't running and hiding behind some outside source when we don't want to take responsibility, or choosing to blame the circumstances and situations on someone else for what is happening. It isn't something you can go to church to receive
absolution for--and not something that you experience on the holidays to receive extra grace. We have long been taught on this planet that our relationship with spirit/God/higher self (what ever words you choose to use) is outside ourselves, but Spirituality is who you are and the answers, God/Spirit/higher self are all inside of you.
becomes an inherent part of who you are, in every way. It is a place that you live from each day:that is you live
from a place of love each day working to overcome the fear of your past and
removing all blocks and obstacles. Having faith and trust in the unknown rather
than fear it. It is a beautiful journey if we let it be that way.
Do you consider yourself a spiritual being? Or a temporary spiritual being
when the going gets tough? Meaning when things are bad you cling to a sense of
love and work on releasing the fear, but when things seem to be going well, you
let go of the tools or work you have been doing and forget that living
spiritually means daily practice.
Or is it a lifestyle you choose? If it is a lifestyle that you choose it
doesn't mean you have to give up the fun parts of your life--it means you have
to give up the self-sabotage, the inner critic, the negative thinking, fearful
living and making choices from what you have known versus choices based in
faith and trust. Are you ready and willing to do that ? Have you recognized the power you have within you yet?
For me it is who I am, it is the lifestyle I choose in every moment, I have to admit in some moments it is easier than others, but with practice, focus and vigilance--it is a lot easier. Bringing us back around to why the universe is nudging me into politics at this time, most of you know my background is politics and well perhaps my past experience is for this very moment on the planet, in the United States where a Love Revolution is truly taking place. Either way, my Spirituality is fueling my decision to become involved. As I mentioned above it is a part of everything I do/experience/feel humanly. As long as I am in a physical body, I have to remember to take part in the human world too as it does directly affect me. The beauty of this part of my journey is that I get to bring my Spirituality with me and not hide it away to fit in. This is the time for the Light to shine. I won't go on my rant about how I feel and why I feel the way I do, but I will offer you these two final things. If you considered yourself Spiritual it would benefit for you to pay attention too. And if you are interested in my thoughts and views of other like-minded individuals, please check out my group on Facebook called: Lightworkers4Bernie. Anyway, I send you love on your path and peace as you find your way.